Use a discount code to save money this Christmas

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Most people are always on the lookout to save money all year round, but Christmas can be a very expensive time for everyone. The supermarkets and online stores all have very tempting ways for you to part with your cash, but there is something out there that can save you a nice amount extra if used at the right time.

This way of saving extra cash is called the discount code! Now discount codes come in lots of shapes and sizes, and we’ve probably all heard of them if you’ve done online shopping and not lived under a rock for the past 10 years, but retailers publish their discount codes at different times of year over the Christmas period. Most retailers publish their codes early to try and kick start the Christmas shopping frenzy early. This increases their chances of having a ‘good Christmas’ as they put it. It’s hard to know when the right time to buy actually is.

UPDATE: We’ve found a really simple and straight forward voucher code site called Deal DB which is pretty basic when it comes to vouchers and discounts, but is super awesome when it comes to getting you lower prices and saving you money online. You can find the site over at Deal DB and they update all their codes daily or link to other popular voucher code sites that can serve you better. It’s quick and easy to save money with promo codes so head over and see what they’re all about. Sometimes some codes don’t work or are expired but most times they deliver the goods.

A great way to save some money on popular retailers is to take advantage of offers that get published in early November or even October. Most times online retailers are having a quite period and publish voucher codes that try and promote spending. Now when this happens it’s a good time to do your Christmas shopping and get it out of the way!

It’s quite easy to keep updated on your favourite retailers as most discount code websites offer alerts to you when new codes are added to their system. We’ll talk about who offers these in just a minute. You can simply sign-up or follow these retailers and get instant alerts when new codes or hot offers are added. It’s really easy and makes you think when a good offer lands in your email inbox.

So who offers some good discounts codes and alerts? Well first if you’re looking to buy clothing or fashion items there is a site called The Latest Fashion Deals. It’s a very basic site but gets the job done well. No alert service here but they tell me they are adding one soon.

For general discount codes and vouchers we have two sites that offer pretty much the same service but with different retailers on their books. First up we have a site called Deal Feed that offers discount codes and alerts to the retailers who you follow once you’ve created an account. Simple design but works well on your mobile.

Next we have a site called Deal Share that has just had a redesign to make it more mobile friendly. More retailers than the ones above and updated often.

So there we have it boys and girls, subscribe for the latest discount codes on the sites above and try and save as much money before the Christmas rush starts. You’ll be glad you did, saves time the closer you get to Christmas too!